Loudon County Technology
The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley area is one of the nation’s premier science and technology centers, thanks to world-class research institutions supported by an advanced telecommunications infrastructure.
The region is home to:
- The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL): The nation’s largest multidisciplinary science and energy laboratory, managed by UT Battelle
- The University of Tennessee: A Carnegie Foundation Research-Extensive Institution
- The Y-12 National Security Complex: A technology institution with highly advanced capabilities that is helping to address the security challenges facing the U.S. and the world
- Oak Ridge Association Universities (ORAU): A university consortium that leverages the strengths of 99 research institutions to advance science and education
Oak Ridge National Lab
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.
ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports the DOE’s national missions of:
- Scientific discovery
- Clean energy
ORNL supports these missions through leadership in four major areas of science and technology: